The pro boxing great Tyson Fury had been teased for a return to WWE. There is reportedly a “belief” among some in the Stamford-based company that the heavyweight boxing champion has expressed his desire to wrestle a match against YouTube star Logan Paul.
Tyson Fury might face Logan Paul
According to Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, it would cost a lot to bring Fury in for another match, and “the question is whether WWE believes the price is worth it.”
If WWE does decide to go in that direction, there is already a built-in storyline, since Paul’s younger brother Jake Paul and Fury’s younger brother Tommy Fury were supposed to face each other in a boxing match on two occasions before both got canceled.
Most recently, Paul vs. Fury was scheduled for an Aug. 6 card at Madison Square Garden in New York City, but Fury said he was not permitted to enter the country, which resulted in Paul pivoting to Hasim Rahman Jr.
Should WWE decide tok book a match between ‘The Gypsy King’ and ‘The Maverick’, it would be a match between two mainstream stars with limited wrestling experience.
Fury’s first and only match in WWE occurred at WWE Crown Jewel in Saudi Arabia in 2019. Fury defeated Braun Strowman when he knocked him out with a huge punch outside the ring, resulting in a count-out.
There had been speculation regarding Fury having another match against Drew McIntyre, and Fury essentially confirmed it last year during an interview with Behind The Gloves.
Fury said that before the pandemic and the plans were in place for him to appear at WrestleMania 36 and SummerSlam 2020 before having a match against McIntyre at a pay-per-view in the United Kingdom.
Since original plans called for Fury to have a match at a UK pay-per-view, perhaps WWE could book a bout between Fury and Paul at Clash at the Castle, which is set for September, 3 in Cardiff, Wales.